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Completed project

Facilitating development of the Australian chestnut industry – industry development officer (CH13003)

Key research provider: Chestnuts Australia
Publication date: Friday, June 10, 2016

What was it all about?

Running from August 2013 to the end of the 2015/16 financial year, this project supported the employment of a part-time industry development officer for the Australian chestnut industry.

The officer was responsible for the promotion of best practice production and handling guidelines to…

  • Assist growers in improving productivity and nut quality, and adopting market-preferred varieties
  • Address on-farm pest and disease issues and identify broader R&D priorities
  • Assess future industry chemical requirements and provide support for the chemical registration and permitting processes
  • Support chestnut industry biosecurity processes, including grower education.

Activities undertaken within this project included, but weren’t limited to, the organisation of farm walks and industry symposiums; preparation of technical bulletins, reports and other information for growers; season surveys and data collection for the provision of production and projected planting data to growers.

Related levy funds


This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Chestnut Fund

Funding statement:
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation

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